So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:
Take your everyday, ordinary life– your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life– and place it before God as an offering.
Isn’t that powerful? Can you imagine doing that every single day of your life?
For the past 17 years, I have. Not perfectly, but pretty consistently. And it’s worked wonders!
You begin to see every day little miracles. You begin to see your character change. You begin to see challenges and difficulties as opportunities to grow. You begin to see annoyances as chances to practice patience. You begin to see the world through a different light. You see God at the center of things, as the giver of all things good. Your kindness increases. Your patience increases. Your joy increases. Your gratitude increases. You’re more gentle, more faithful, more self-controlled.
There’s a lot more to chapter 12, but I wanted to take a post to get a little more personal, to share a bit of my story in the midst of these comments on Romans.
If you can wake up every day and make this a habit, like Paul says, trust me, you’ll be the better for it.